Critical and Historical Essays, Nide 2

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Sivu 571 - to ensure his throat." In Dryden's great portrait, on the contrary, violent passion, implacable revenge, boldness amounting to temerity, are the most striking features. Achitophel is one of the "great wits to madness near allied." And again — " A daring pilot in extremity, Pleased with the danger when the waves went high, He
Sivu 97 - which blossoms and decays a rich but unprofitable vegetation, "wherewith the reaper filleth not his hand, neither he that bindeth up the sheaves his bosom." It would have been with his discoveries as it has been with the "Century of Inventions." His speculations on laws would have been of no more practical use than Lord Worcester's speculations on
Sivu 703 - its own sake, when the sight of pain, as pain, where no advantage is to be gained, no offence punished, no danger averted, is an agreeable excitement. It had early been his amusement to torture beasts and birds; and, when he grew up, he enjoyed with still keener relish the misery of his fellow creatures.
Sivu 717 - the red treaty is a trick. You are to have nothing." Omichund fell back insensible into the arms of his attendants. He revived; but his mind was irreparably ruined. Clive, who, though little troubled by scruples of conscience in his dealings with Indian politicians, was not inhuman, seems to have been touched. He saw
Sivu 571 - state-artificer foresaw, Which way the world began to draw. For as old sinners have all points O' ili. compass in their bones and joints, Can by their pangs and aches find All turns and changes of the wind. And better than by Napier's bones Feel in their own the age of moons,
Sivu 694 - led on an army like an experienced officer and a brave soldier, with a prudence that certainly warranted success." The French had no commander to oppose to the two friends. Dupleix, not inferior in talents for negotiation and intrigue to any European who has borne a part in the revolutions of India, was
Sivu 476 - I did not eat any on Tuesday and Friday, and I was quite well." This is the comparentia instantiarum in proximo quce natura data privantur. "I" ate very sparingly of them on Sunday, and was very slightly indisposed in the evening. But on Christmas Day I almost dined on them, and was so ill
Sivu 688 - example had induced to offer their services. The weather was stormy; but Clive pushed on, through thunder, lightning, and rain, to the gates of Arcot. The garrison, in a panic, evacuated the fort, and the English entered it without a blow. But Clive well knew that he should
Sivu 203 - We wander among a profusion of rarities, of trifling intrinsic value, but so quaint in fashion, or connected with such. remarkable names and events, that they may well detain our attention for a moment. A moment is enough. Some new relic, some new unique, some new carved work, some new enamel, is forthcoming in
Sivu 322 - expressions about subsidies from France, allusions to a vast scheme which would "give the greatest blow to the Protestant religion that it had ever received," and which "would utterly subdue a pestilent heresy." It was natural that those who saw these expressions, in letters which had been overlooked, should suspect that there was some horrible

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